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Gubernija Ekstra

Brewed by Gubernija
Style: Pale Lager
Šiauliai, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Imported to the US as Ekstra Castle Ale
Ingredients: Water, lager malt, corn, hops, carbonic acid (0,45-0,57%) and albumen.
The beer is strong and deep, but refreshing. Neither the alcohol nor the other ingredients exceed the beer norms. There is a perfect balance of taste which making this a most quenching Lihuanian beer. "Gubernijos ekstra" is the most bitter beer among the "Gubernija" beer lineup. 30 IBU.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
visionthing (3222) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2015
33cl bottle as a gift (bought at the brewery - labeled "Gubernija art drink series Ekstra"). Pours clear pale golden with a lasting, white head. Wow! Surprisingly buttery smell! Slightly impressive! Aroma of diacetyl with some grainy notes, with hints of ripe pears and grass. Moderate to medium sweet with buttery flavours and a light bitterness. Hardly impressive, but still somehow drinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of butter, diacetyl, margarine, flavor of butter, slightly bitter and sweet, light bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
kerenmk (2874) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. Clear bright gold with white head. Buttery, sweet with hints of salt in the nose, very buttery and sweet in the mouth. Creamy, medium body, buttery finish. Nasty.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DSG (7457) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. Clear yellowish gold. Aroma full of butterscotch. Sweetish flavor with malt, diacetyl and a drier bitterish finish. Quite light-bodied with light diacetyl creaminess. Quite unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
remALUS (23) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. 0,5L Price: ~0,69€. Butelis atrodo nekaip, bet pats alus neblogas...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (8828) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
500ml can kindly shared by djoeye. Pale golden body, slightly hazy. Bubbly, white head. Semi-sweet malty aroma. Mixed taste profile of toffee malts and grassy hops, mild spices as well. Distant bittersweet ending, semi-dry. Medium bodied. Fair enough (Tromsø 27.02.2014).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
djoeye (2070) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
Aroma; toffee n grass. Low chalk white tight top, bright light golden and slightly unclear body, just a little lacings. Sweet toffee and malts to the tongue, hints of cinnamon, grass and straw, hints of crowberries. Finishes with bread, toffee, dark sweet bread. Ok beer, easy to drink, sweet but tasty enough. (50cl can 5.5% b@marijampole LT - tasted@RateMeet w Rune 2014Feb27)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vells (857) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 26, 2014
Mostly malty, quite fruity, banana, harsh unpleasant hops, grainy, bit honeyish with some medicine, cardboard. Sweetish with sharp bitterness. Unbalanced

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
Medium offwhite head. Clear coppery yellow body. Fruity oily papery aroma with sugary notes. Sweetish earthy papery sugary taste with fruity, herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish salty resiny strawy aftertaste with fruity herbal notes. Nice, drinkable, not great. (0.33l bottle, from Bamb Alyne, Vilnius. Called "Gubernija art drink series Ekstra. I’m pretty sure it’s the same beer.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle. Pale gold. Corny, grainy nose. Sweet, corny, orange falvor. Pretty crappy lager.

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